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Obama orders cuts in federal building costs

This could affect thousands of leases.

Tags: management , OMB , White House , GSA , real property , Rachel Stevens , DorobekInsider , Must Reads

Thursday - 06/10/2010, 02:16pm EDT

DHS's Marshall: Supply chain management vital

The challenge of securing the nation's IT infrastructure has often been likened to building an airplane as it flies through the air -- or even herding cats.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Richard Marshall , National Cybersecurity Division , ISC2 , FBI , HP , Electronic Data Systems , Howard Schmidt , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 06/08/2010, 07:09pm EDT
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White House asks agencies to cut spending by 5 percent

U.S. President Barack Obama is asking government agencies to develop plans for five percent reductions in array of domestic programs, the White House said on Tuesday.

Tags: management , budget , Peter Orszag , Rahm Emanuel , OMB , White House

Tuesday - 06/08/2010, 12:09pm EDT
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Gulf oil spill tests President's management style

Is the oil spill in the Gulf the first true test of President Obama's management style?

Tags: management , Gulf oil spill , Politico , Glenn Thrush , DorobekInsider

Monday - 06/07/2010, 06:52pm EDT
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Castro suggests a nuclear strike

The former leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro says if the U.S launched a nuclear strike against Iran, President Barack Obama would definitely win another term. In an opinion column published by Cuban state media, the reclusive Castro, says North Korea's recent sinking of a South Korean frigate is a good opening for the U.S. to launch an attack against the North Koreans. Castro also suggested that Mr Obama getting bad advice from his advisors.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Fidel Castro , Cuba , South Korea , North Korea , J.J. Green

Thursday - 06/03/2010, 06:36pm EDT

GOP lawmakers pitch fed workforce reduction bill

Some Republican members of Congress are making an election-year pitch to reduce the Federal worker headcount, and save money. But would it really do that?

Tags: management , pay and benefits , House , Federal Workforce Reduction Act , John Salamone , Federal Management Partners , Jackie Simon , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , OMB , outsourcing , insourcing , brain drain , retirement wave , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 07:10am EDT
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National Security Strategy Unveiled

After days of days of promotion and preparation --the Obama administration has released its national security strategy. The document identifies what the administration calls four enduring U.S. national interests. 1)The security of the United States, its citizens, and U.S. allies and partners. 2) A strong, innovative, and growing U.S. economy that promotes opportunity and prosperity. 3) Respect for universal values at home and around the world. 4) And more international cooperation to meet global challenges.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , J.J. Green

Tuesday - 06/01/2010, 12:19am EDT

Congress considers a new budgetary tool

The Senate has begun consideration of proposals to give the President a line-item veto over individual provisions in federal spending bills. The measures are designed to overcome shortcomings in a 1996 line-item veto bill which was declared unconstitutional.

Tags: management , budget , line-item veto , Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act of 2010 , Senate , Judiciary Committee , Constitution Subcommittee , Russ Finegold , Paul Ryan , Jeffrey Liebman , OMB , White House , Max Cacas

Thursday - 05/27/2010, 06:43am EDT
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DHS: cybersecurity is more than herding cats

When it comes to securing the nation's cybersecurity infrastructure, how do federal officials think of the future? One of the top cybersecurity officials at the Department of Homeland Security weighed in on the topic at the ISC2 SecureAmericas conference yesterday.

Tags: technology , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , DHS , Richard Marshall , National Cybersecurity Division , ISC2 , FBI , HP , Electronic Data Systems , Howard Schmidt , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 05/26/2010, 06:54am EDT
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Obama drafts line-item veto bill

The White House says President Obama would use a new power to try to weed out earmarks such as water and sewer grants and road projects not requested by the administration.

Tags: management , Congress , Peter Orzag , OMB , line item veto , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 06:17am EDT
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